Yup. The version 3.0 is out and you can get the CTP from CodePlex site. Get the same here.
Archive for December, 2006
Security Wars Contest in India December 26th, 2006
As IT Pro Community, here is your chance to show how techie you are with Security … Register online and take a test. Lots of goodies up for grab. More details here.
Performance degrades after upgrade December 25th, 2006
I have had instances where I did hear of these issues from the field. Nice to see some mention of this from the query optimization team on the very topic. Didnt know they were online :). I am still not convinced completely … Some more specifics need to come out for sure.
Database Engine troubleshooting book from Ken December 23rd, 2006
Yup!!! None other than Ken himself has this book out. But just looking at the contributors for the book, this must be a goldmine nevertheless for sure. 480 pages of simply hardcore internals stuff. Check out the same at Amazon here.
SQL Server 2005 gets Frost & Sullivan’s award for database market December 22nd, 2006
The Indian market is hot and no exception to the database implementations. Here is another small testimony to the power SQL Server 2005 can bring to your enterprise. More about the news here.
Who is more secure??? December 21st, 2006
I personally feel that security is an industry problem and not a specific vendor problem. Questions have been for on how MS products are secure or not. Must admit that the SDL has taken products like SQL Server 2005 a long way and the reports over press are a testimony for itself. I am not posting this to tell competition is bad. But to demystify the security perception in the industry of the SQL Server product in general … Read the news here.
Inside SQL – Kalen is back December 16th, 2006
Yes, the book from Kalen on the Storage side is out. I have got a copy. Get the info from here.
SQL Server 2005 CE is back December 14th, 2006
Dont know how many took a notice of this. Here are the detials.
IEAK 7.0 December 13th, 2006
Internet Explorer Administration Kit provides administrators with powerful, easy-to-use options designed to save you time and money in deploying and managing Web solutions.
IEAK allows you to:
Establish version control across your organization.
Centrally distribute and manage browser installations.
Configure automatic connection profiles for users’ machines.
Customize virtually any aspect of Internet Explorer, including features, security, communications settings, and other important elements.
SQL Server Best Practices December 12th, 2006
This is a good page to bookmark on SQL Server Best practices. Available on techNet website, this is awesome.
Even the page on my website, get to SQL Server -> Articles Page I have a article on SQL Server 2000 Best practices (Article #19) which has been on the most accessed page for a while now.